Report: #1079578

Complaint Review: KnightVision Studios

  • Submitted: Tue, August 27, 2013
  • Updated: Sat, May 17, 2014
  • Reported By: Mocap — Burbank California
  • KnightVision Studios

    Universal City, California

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 James Knight and his motion capture studio: KnightVison Studios are WORTHLESS. All smoke and mirrors. Unfortunatley, we hired them for a mocap video game mocap shoot. We paid for the entire mocap shoot and only received a portion of unfinished data. Knight Vision did not do any motion editing that they were paid to do. We filed a lawsuit against them. We uncovered, the reason the data was not completed according to contract: KnightVision was not paying their employees and they walked out and sued. We also uncovered numerous LIES that are even on their website. They DO NOT have 15 years experience. The company has only been in business 2 years. Knight Vision NEVER worked on AVITAR, KING KONG or REEL STEEL. Anytime they hire someone who woked on a studio film they count that as their work. GIANT STUDIOS worked on these films. At one time James worked at Giant Studios, in the front office. He is wronfully taking credit, and does not have any legal rights to the footage on his website. I am baffled how the VES, AMPAS and BAFTA have granted him membership.

Smoke and Mirrors.... KnightVision is located at Universal UVS1 as a tennant only. They deceived us by letting us believe are in partnership with Universal. This was another LIE!. We tried to put a lien on their equipment, only to find it it is not owned by KnightVision or Unviversal.



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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

James Knight SCAM ARTIST

AUTHOR: Striker32 - ()

 James knight is a Scammer. Nothing but a FRAUD.

I will stick to the facts only. I am tired of James and his friends rebuttling.

1. James is a US citizen, He was raised in Georgia, went to school in Georgia. He did not more her form the UK in 2008 to work for Giant Studios. He met Candice Alger in Atlanta. She offered him a job in Giants Front Office. He had ZERO visual effects experience when he arrived at Giant and he had Zero "hands on experience".

2. James and his Knight Vision Motion Capture Company did NOT pay their employees with resulted in Litigation against him which led to James closing his company and now trying to open up under the name Bluestreek Studios. Call the IRS or the Department of Industrial Relations 213-620-6300 / 213-576-3009 and get the facts for yourself.

3. Giant Studios Terminated his contact. Call them and speak to Candice or Matthew. (Read previous complaints).

4. James and his Knight Vision company were kicked out of the following studios SONY, RALEIGH and WARNER BROS. not sure exactly about Universal. (Read previous complaints-more then enough detail!)

5). Read his divorce file. I do not want to list personal details. Read them for yourself. His wife had quit a lot to say about him and his character. Superior Court of California 213-974-5425

6), James never was a Motion Capture Supervisor or Producer for Giant Studios, though he gave himself this credit. Just pop in an AVATAR DVD and watch the end credits. If you look at his IMDB, he changed the credit he gave himself. This got him Terminated form Giant Studios and it ended his relationship with Lightstorm Ent. Verify with Candice Alger, Matthew Madden and/or Jon Landau

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#2 Consumer Comment

Absolutely not true! Knightvision is now Bluestreakmedia

AUTHOR: gmp - ()

This is completely bull, you worked on Avatar while you worked for Giant Studios, not working for knightvision nor blustreakmedia, you used all the old credits that belong to other companies to put under your company name, imagine if Sony or ILM or Weta does this, they can claim all the movies are made by them based on the people they have working for them from all over the place. your demo reel is nothing but lie, all those titles were done while you worked for Giant Studios, not under Knightvision mocap nor Blustreakmedia. people can verify all these info online based on the credits from Avatar to Reel Steels to see if there is any knightvision credits on there. 

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#3 UPDATE Employee

Stickt To The Facts James Knight is a Fraud


 The rebuttal was posted most likely by James or a friend. I will stick to VERIFIABLE FACTS.


1. James Was FIRED by GAME ON.  Call GAME ON the Verify the Facts 514-496-1777

2. James was FIRED on Batman: Arkham City and was sued. Call Warner Brothers Studios-Gaming and Verfy.

3. James / Knight Vision Studios has numbers complaints and law suits filed. Verify with the Department of Indstrial Relations Los Angles: 213-620-6330.

4. IRS has complaints filed for FAILURE TO WITHHOLD and FAILURE TO PAY TAX: Verigy: 213-576-3009

5. SONY FIRED James and Knight Vision. Call ImageWorks and VERIFY: 310-840-8000

6. RALIEGH STUDIOS kicked KnightVision off of their lot in West Hollywood. Verify 888-960-3456


8> LIGHTSTORM ENTERTAINMENT: Ended any and all relations with James personally and professional: Verigy: 310-656-6100

9. CALIFRONIA SUPERIOR COURT: PUBLIC RECORDS- I suggest you go to the court and pull his DIVORCE FILE. It is public record. Read for yourself what his wife accused him of. It is not pretty. He is not a nice guy. He is a WOlf in SHEEPS CLOTHING.  He cheated on her amongst many other things she accused him of. He NOT a nice GUY!


He is an American Citizen for 30 yrs!

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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds


AUTHOR: Harleyfattail - ()

It is about time someone stood up to James Knight without fearing he would get you thrown out of BAFTA since he is on the board.. which he has not business being on! He has lived in Georgia almost his entire life. He moved there when he was a 10 years old! When he is not careful you can hear a southern drawl. He FAKES his english accent. One day he soulds like he is from Leeds, the next Surrey and the next South London. He has ripped off ever Giant Studios employee. He DOES NOT PAY


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#5 UPDATE Employee ..inside information

KnightVision Rebuttal

AUTHOR: KnightVision Studios - ()

This is nothing more than a slanderous dialogue initiated by a pair of ex-employees using falsified information and speculation, NOT a report written by a video game production studio. We have nothing but good relationships with all of the studios we've previously worked with, and can easily back up any claim made in our promotional materials. This is all the time we are prepared to give to this issue.

P.S. There are three A's in Avatar.

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